Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Vive l'Empereur! Even more additional Infantry for my Napoleonic French Army

I have finally finished the two remaining units of Militia/Garrison troops for my Napoleonic French Army.



The final batch of French Infantry figures that I have to renovate, varnish, and base are all from the Del Prado RELIVE AUSTERLITZ! range, and are wearing bicorne hats and a slightly older style of uniform. I therefore intend to use them to represent Invalid/Veteran troops which can also be used to garrison towns and fortresses or to guard lines-of-communication.

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  1. These are very nice - just the ticket. Always like seeing Invalid, Fencible or Veteran units on the war games table - adds a touch of interest.

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    1. AlFront,

      These are often the 'forgotten' units in wargame armies. Very necessary, especially in campaigns, but rarely modelled.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. It is good to see these veteran units get their time in the spotlight...and eventually on the tabletop! They are looking outstanding, Bob! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Martin,

      My armies have always featured the 'odds and sods' units that are necessary but often forgotten, such as militia and reserve units. I have a number of Soviet Factory Militia units that usually manage to die horribly, but which hold up German advances long enough for better Soviet units to arrive.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Very nice looking troops, and a comprehensive sort of army. I did for a while consider using my own 'first generation' Minifigs as second line troops, but in the end didn't really have the heart.

    I guess my second line, fortress and lines-of-communications troops will have to remain 'on paper'. That does give rise to certain considerations if the type of campaign one would like to run happens to be a whole war, or theatre of war.

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      Many years ago I took part in a campaign where the main armies tried to outmanoeuvre each other all the time and rarely came to blows. Most of the fighting took place between flying columns and local garrisons and militia. It taught me the importance of such troops, hence my desire to represent them on the tabletop.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. I quite like those, Bob. Very nice work.

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    1. Corporal_Trim,

      Cheers! Thanks for the complimentary comment.

      All the best,

      Bob

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